CNET LAUNCHES THE “CNET 100,” A MONTHLY RANKING OF THE TOP CONSUMER TECH PRODUCTS
First-of-Its-Kind Tech Leaderboard to Track Consumer Sentiment;
iOS and Android Devices Dominate the Top 10, with Google Devices
Holding Two of Top Five Spots
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 11, 2013 – CNET, the world’s #1 tech news and reviews brand, today launched the “CNET 100,” a monthly ranking of the hottest consumer technology products on the market. The CNET 100 rankings – which are based on a proprietary algorithm that measures external influences and internal factors such as the editorial scores of CNET Reviews – will be updated in the first week of every month at www.cnet.com/cnet100 with a complete analysis from CNET’s editors.
“We review thousands of products, smart home appliances and more each year as part of our fundamental mission to help consumers discover and make good choices about technology,” said Lindsey Turrentine, Editor-in-Chief of CNET Reviews. “The CNET 100 is a monthly snapshot of broad consumer sentiment and is designed to serve as the de facto leaderboard for the consumer electronics industry.”
The inaugural ranking, which measures consumer sentiment from Nov. 1 – Nov. 30, shows that Android and iOS mobile devices dominate the top 10, accounting for eight of the spots. Google is especially dominant in hardware, which is notable given its history as a data and software company.
The top five products that captured consumer interest in November included:
Other notable showings:
For the complete list and analysis, go to www.cnet.com/cnet100.
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Jennifer Stephens Acree